[JETRO San Francisco Webinar] Key Trends in Japan's FinTech Market

Oct 17, 2016

Japan’s fintech market is expected to grow from $33.6 million to $563 million in the next five years as a result of recent regulation and incentive changes by the Japanese government. These policy shifts, combined with growing public interest in accessible banking technologies, have created a competitive market for domestic and foreign fintech companies interested in establishing a product presence in Japan.

This webinar will highlight key consumer trends in Japan’s fintech market. It will clarify many of the recent policy changes that have affected the fintech market. Fintech companies interested in selling their product in Japan are encouraged to attend this webinar.





The Key Trends in Japan's FinTech Market webinar will run Friday, October 28, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT. The webinar is online and accessible from any internet-connected device. 


This online webinar will be held in English and will include both slides and a verbal delivery. The webinar is limited to the first 100 attendees, so early sign up is strongly recommended.  




Through this webinar, attendees will:

  1. Understand Japan's fintech market through emerging domestic and foreign players
  2. Learn about recent developments in the fintech business space, including recent policy changes by the Financial Services Agency (FSA) on digital currency exchange, relaxed restrictions on bank investment in ventures, and other changes by the Fintech Expert Panel (established by the FSA)
  3. Understand possible paths for entry into the fintech market with JETRO support




YOSHIAKI TOJO, Chief Executive Director of JETRO San Francisco


Yoshi TOJO was appointed to the Chief Executive Director of JETRO San Francisco in August 2014, responsible for promoting Cross-Pacific business development and technology commercialization.  Yoshi has long been engaged in R&D management and technology startup acceleration, with his wide-ranging experiences in economic analysis and innovation promotion at the Government of Japan (NEDO, METI, and MOFA), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and Kyoto University.